Nokia’s ONE for N-Gage hits stores this week

Nokia and Digital Legends Entertainment today announced that the highly anticipated 3D fighting game ONE will hit stores this week.

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There’s only ONE ultimate fighter – exclusive beat-em-up on the N-Gage platform arrives in stores

Barcelona, Spain – Nokia and Digital Legends Entertainment today announced that the highly anticipated 3D fighting game ONE will hit stores this week. 
 
Developed exclusively for the N-Gage platform, ONE reaches beyond the realms of other fighting games with cool beat-em-up features, extensive character customization and an online ranking system via N-Gage Arena.
 
Gamers will have the opportunity to create their own exclusive alter egos using the millions of customization possibilities. Players can choose from hundreds of different clothes, skin tones, accessories and body features to style their own ultimate fighter.  Once gamers are sure they have created their ideal fighting machine they can decide whether to hone their skills on the single player mode or try out their moves on fellow fighters via the two player Bluetooth connection.
 
Fighters that think they are hard enough can record their achievements on the N-Gage Arena online ranking system, which gives an ELO rating based on not only wins and losses, but also performance during fights.
 
"The release of ONE will show gamers worldwide that sophisticated fighting titles which push the boundaries in terms of innovation and playability can exist on a handheld," says Gregg Sauter, Director, Games Publishing, Nokia. "ONE is a truly unique title."
 
ONE provides gamers with fighting opportunities in fourteen real locations from around the world and with the ability to create so many different variations of fighters players will never quite know who they are up against. Fight, win, steal their skills and eventually you could become The One.
 
About Digital Legends Entertainment
Digital Legends Entertainment (DLE), incorporated in 2001 in Barcelona (Spain), develops innovative game concepts and breakthrough technologies for the worldwide market of digital entertainment. DLE has for an objective to leverage its cutting-edge technology, design expertise and execution excellence to become a reference for all platforms in the video game industry. Digital Legends Entertainment is a trademark of Digital Legends Entertainment S. L. More information about DLE can be found on the Internet at www.digital-legends.com.
 
About N-Gage
The N-Gage game deck is an innovative mobile device that is creating an entirely new market for the games industry. Built for active gamers, the N-Gage platform is the first mobile and connected game deck to feature online high-quality 3D multiplayer game play over Bluetooth wireless technology and GPRS. The N-Gage device also offers unique online games services as well as a comprehensive and growing games catalogue from the leading game publishers. Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications. Nokia and N-Gage are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nokia Corporation

Nokia and China Putian to set up 3G joint venture

Beijing, China – Nokia and China Putian today signed an agreement to set up a joint venture to focus on R&D, manufacturing and sales of 3G network solutions for TD-SCDMA and WCDMA technologies. Through this joint venture the two companies will provide 3G products and solutions to their customers.

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Nokia and China Putian to set up 3G joint venture

Beijing, China – Nokia and China Putian today signed an agreement to set up a joint venture to focus on R&D, manufacturing and sales of 3G network solutions for TD-SCDMA and WCDMA technologies. Through this joint venture the two companies will provide 3G products and solutions to their customers.
 
The joint venture will be located in Wuhan, the capital city of China’s Hubei Province. It will focus on network solutions for the 3G standards TD-SCDMA and WCDMA, as well as providing network construction and optimization services.
 
The total investment in the joint venture is 900 million RMB (approximately 90 million euros). China Putian and Nokia will have 51% and 49% shares respectively in the joint venture. Products of the joint venture will be marketed under the Potevio brand held by China Putian. The joint venture will launch TD-SCDMA and WCDMA systems in 2006. Nokia will continue to sell WCDMA systems under its own brand both globally and in China.
 
China Putian and Nokia have cooperated in GSM technology for over ten years. The new joint venture will further strengthen this partnership and enhance both companies’ capabilities to provide services and solutions to their customers.
 
"China Putian has actively participated in the R&D and industrialization of TD-SCDMA technology and was among the first companies to pass the TD-SCDMA field trials, organized by the Chinese Ministry of Information Industry, with excellent performance", said Xing Wei, Chairman and CEO of China Putian.  She continued, "We are happy to extend our cooperation with Nokia, which has such strong competence in WCDMA, and are confident that the new joint venture will be successful".
 
"The widened cooperation between China Putian and Nokia will contribute greatly to the 3G industry development in China.  It shows Nokia’s concrete commitment to TD-SCDMA technology", said Simon Beresford-Wylie, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Networks, Nokia.
 
About China Putian
China Putian Co., Ltd. (China Putian in short) is an equipment manufacturer and service provider focused on telecommunication industry. It provides complete communication networks core products and solutions. It is one of the initiators of Chinese TD-SCDMA Industrial Alliance. It was established on July 23, 2003 in Beijing with a registered capital of RMB 1.9 billion Yuan.
China Putian has set important industrial manufacture bases in Yangtze River Delta, Zhujiang River Delta, Jingjinji Economic Cycle and Middle West region of China. It owns 6 listed companies, 4 postdoctoral laboratories, and over 5000 R&D staff. China Putian owns the international bidding agent qualification awarded by the Ministry of Commerce. Its product and service have been sold to dozens of countries and regions. Meanwhile, it also undertakes international communication engineering projects and provides system solutions.
For further information about CHINA PUTIAN, please visit www.china-putian.com
 
About Nokia
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.

Purchase The Latest N-Gage Accessories Easily Through The New Nokia On-Line Store

Nokia today opened an on-line store enabling consumers to purchase the latest N-Gage accessories easily. Consumers in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and France can buy N-Gage accessories directly from Nokia at www.n-gage.com/store

Purchase The Latest N-Gage Accessories Easily Through The New Nokia On-Line Store

Barcelona, Spain – Nokia today opened an on-line store enabling consumers to purchase the latest N-Gage accessories easily. Consumers in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and France can buy N-Gage accessories directly from Nokia at www.n-gage.com/store.
 
"We want to provide easy consumer access to the new N-Gage accessory portfolio through the online store. The accessories expand the functionality and usability of the N-Gage QD game deck, and combine attractive price points with a distinctive N-Gage accessory design," said Jukka Hosio, Director, Global Sales, Games Business Program, Nokia.
 
The new portfolio of N-Gage accessories complements both the gaming and smartphone functionality of the N-Gage QD game deck. With the N-Gage QD MMC Expander gamers can switch easily between two of their favorite games. The N-Gage Wireless Dual Headset can be used on one or both ears and provides consumers with a high quality wireless experience over Bluetooth connectivity. Sharing the gaming audio with friends is easy with the N-Gage QD Snap-on Speaker. 
 
Other stylish accessories include N-Gage QD Dual Headset, a comfortable headset with volume control, N-Gage QD Carrying Case that protects the game deck while on the move, N-Gage Aluminum Game Card Case and N-Gage Game Card Case to carry and organize game cards in style, and N-Gage Key Strap, a multifunctional carrying strap.
 
For new N-Gage fans, Nokia offers the N-Gage Starter Kit – a combination of the N-Gage QD Carrying Case, N-Gage Aluminium Game Card Case and N-Gage Key Strap.
 
In addition to the online store the N-Gage accessories are available through Nokia and GN Mobile sales and distribution network. GN Mobile is widely known for its Jabra branded products. For more information about the N-Gage accessories and the online store go to www.n-gage.com/store.
 
About GN Mobile
GN Mobile is the world’s largest producer of mobile Bluetooth headsets and a division of GN Store Nord headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. GN Mobile’s business activities include both their own brand of products and GN’s original equipment manufacturing (OEM) business. www.gn.com
 
About N-Gage
The N-Gage game deck is an innovative mobile device that is creating an entirely new market for the games industry. Built for active gamers, the N-Gage platform is the first mobile and connected game deck to feature online high-quality 3D multiplayer game play over Bluetooth wireless technology and GPRS. The N-Gage device also offers unique online games services as well as a comprehensive and growing games catalogue from the leading game publishers. Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications. Nokia and N-Gage are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nokia Corporation

PM to inaugurate Nokia plant in TN next year

Global mobile giant Nokia is on schedule to commence manufacturing at its maiden plant here in the first half of next year.

Global mobile giant Nokia is on schedule to commence manufacturing at its maiden plant here in the first half of next year.

Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Dayanidhi Maran told visiting newspersons here today that the Rs 650-crore facility was expected to become operational before April 2006 considering the rapid progress since the ground-breaking ceremony in July 2005.

”When the facility goes operational, a mobile phone will be manufactured every second.” Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the facility with UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi also participating in the function, he added.

Nokia would have chosen Goa as its investment destination in 1994. But due to the efforts taken by him and the UPA Government at the Centre, it opted for Chennai, Mr Maran claimed.

Elaborating, he said the Finnish company’s decision to establish this plant, spanning over three lakh sq ft, one of the largest facilities in the country, fructified after the formation of the inter-Ministerial Joint Task Force under the Chairmanship of Telecom Secretary. Bangalore and Noida had also been considered by Nokia before the company decided on Chennai.

This temple town, about 40 km away from Chennai, would no longer be considered just a manufacturing hub for auto companies but a manufacturing centre for telecom also. ”I am confident that telecom giants like Motorala and Ericsson will come soon.” Mr Maran said Nokia was a big contender for ensuring that BSNL and MTNL achieve the 60 million mobile phone base, with the policy having a clause of manufacturing networks being within India.

To a question, he said the handset pricing was market driven. In a voice-driven market with India having the lowest tariff, certainly it was possible to have ”lowest-priced” handsets.

Besides providing employment to 2,000 people, at least 10,000 people would stand to get indirect employment when the facility is completed.

Nokia Corporation Operations and Logistics Senior Vice-President Raimo Puntala said the company was on course with its plan to start operations in the first half of 2006.

Expressing satisfaction over the progress being made in the construction of the plant, he attributed it to support from the Centre and the State government

 

source:webindia123 

Maran visits Nokia site in Sriperumbudur

Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology Dayanidhi Maran Tuesday visited the site of Nokia’s first handset manufacturing unit in India, that is coming up in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu

Maran visits Nokia site in Sriperumbudur

Chennai: Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology Dayanidhi Maran Tuesday visited the site of Nokia’s first handset manufacturing unit in India, that is coming up in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu.

The state government and the mobile phone major had signed a memorandum of understanding Apr 6 for setting up its manufacturing unit in the country.

It is located at the State Industries Promotion Corporation of the industrial estate in Tiruvallur district.

Nokia is expected to invest $150 million in the first stage and an equal sum for ancillary units, providing direct and indirect employment to 8,000 people.

The day is considered auspicious on account of Ayudha puja, when all mechanical things are worshipped. Vishwakarma, the master craftsman and Saraswathi, the goddess of learning are worshipped on this day

Nokia Chennai plant to be ready by april 2006

Nokia?s Sriperumbudur plant (near Chennai) is likely to be completed by March/April next year, a little ahead of the original schedule, said Dayanidhi Maran, Union minister of communications and IT.

Nokia’s Sriperumbudur plant (near Chennai) is likely to be completed by March/April next year, a little ahead of the original schedule, said Dayanidhi Maran, Union minister of communications and IT.
 
Between Nokia and its component suppliers located within the Nokia Special Economic Zone (SEZ), more than 10,000 people would be employed, said Maran after a review of the construction work today.
 
The Sriperumbudur plant is Nokia’s 10th facility in the world. The plant and those of the component makers would be located within the 210.87 acre SEZ. Nokia’s plant would cover a floor space of 29,000 square metres.
 
Between Nokia and its component makers, an investment of $ 300 million (about Rs 1,315 crore) is expected to flow in over the next few years.
 
When Nokia announced its intention to set up the plant in Sriperumbudur in April 2005, the company’s officials said the plant would be initially used to make mobile handsets.
 
Maran said that there was a possibility that Nokia could also make telecom network equipment in India. It came in the context of the manufacturing obligation that has been imposed on global telecom companies that have bid for network contracts in India.
 
Some of the successful bidders such as Nortel are expected to use contract manufacturers to fulfil their obligations.
 
Flextronics, which is to set up a plant to make electronics/telecom equipment in Sriperumbudur, has a global manufacturing agreement with Nortel. Flextronics is likely to use its planned plant to make some equipment for Nortel.
 
A media release from Nokia said that construction work at the SEZ is being carried out by Leighton Contractors. Over 1,000 people are deployed at the site, added the release.

Source : Business Standard

 

Samsung planning a manufacturing unit for India

ndia is becoming one of the hottest markets to be in for mobile phone makers. World?s largest mobile makers Nokia along with LG and Elcoteq have already expressed their views to open a manufacturing unit in India. Now, South Korean tech giant Samsung is planning a similar venture to consider manufacturing mobile phones in India.

Samsung planning a manufacturing unit for India

India is becoming one of the hottest markets to be in for mobile phone makers. World’s largest mobile makers Nokia along with LG and Elcoteq have already expressed their views to open a manufacturing unit in India. Now, South Korean tech giant Samsung is planning a similar venture to consider manufacturing mobile phones in India.

The company indicated that they would start making cell phones in India along with the other electronic items already being manufactured in the local market. They are looking at Noida and Mumbai as the possible locations for such a manufacturing plant. Some rumors in the market claim that a decision has already been taken though no confirmation has been obtained from the company.

There are also possibilities of the company renting an existing factory instead of establishing their own to get the project going as soon as possible. It is expected to function as a standalone subsidiary, rather than any existing divisions of Samsung India. With the mobiles being commoditized here in the Indian market, it has become important for the manufacturers to find ways to cut costs and launch cheaper models to target the massive budget segment.

Interestingly, Philips has also committed to soon unveil a real cheap mobile phone in the Indian market to target that particular audience segment.

Source:TechWhack

New Nokia Family of Devices Targeted at the Business World

Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and Nokia E70 combine the power of 3G and WLAN with advanced voice services and mobile email applications in a variety of designs for every employee

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New Nokia Family of Devices Targeted at the Business World

Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and Nokia E70 combine the power of 3G and WLAN with advanced voice services and mobile email applications in a variety of designs for every employee
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London, UK/ New York, NY, USA – Nokia announced today the addition of three new models to its portfolio of business-optimized devices. The Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and Nokia E70 – the first of the new Nokia Eseries – are distinctively different in design and allow businesses of all sizes to mobilize their workforce. Nokia Eseries models combine attractive and easy-to-use designs that appeal to individual business users with new underlying technologies that allow IT departments to effectively manage security settings, corporate applications and data. Each of the devices is designed to accommodate must-have mobile applications needed in today’s business world like mobile email and advanced voice calling functions. The Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and the Nokia E70 will be available in the first quarter of 2006 worldwide.
 
The Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and Nokia E70 support today’s most popular and newly announced corporate mobile email solutions like BlackBerry Connect, GoodLink from Good Technology, Inc., Nokia Business Center, Seven Mobile Mail, Seven Always-On Mail and Visto Mobile.
 
The new Nokia Eseries devices are built on the latest edition of the Series 60 Platform, the world’s leading smartphone software platform. Series 60 3rd Edition together with Symbian OS v. 9.1 provide an identical application environment for the Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and Nokia E70. They include a variety of GSM frequencies and 3G (WCDMA) cellular network support for seamless roaming across different countries, as well as a range of local connectivity options such as WLAN, Bluetooth and Infrared and are USB 2.0 compatible.
 
The Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and Nokia E70 also feature superior voice functionality and quality when compared to other devices that combine PDA-like features with a mobile phone.  The devices support advanced voice services, such as Internet (Voice over IP) phone calls, Push to talk, and other SIP-based rich call services giving businesses a variety of ways to make it easier for employees to collaborate or respond rapidly in or out of the office. Companies deploying an Avaya or Cisco IP PBX can connect the new Nokia devices directly to their corporate phone networks, enabling functions employees have come to expect from a corporate network like four-digit dialing and assisted call answering.
 
"When we carefully considered the requirements of our customers when developing these devices, two clear new trends emerged: the need for IT departments’ to have a secure and manageable platform, and the need for devices to support a variety of employee preferences and different working styles," said Niklas Savander, senior vice president of Nokia’s business device unit. "We understand what mobility means for business. These devices embody our extensive knowledge of user-focused functional design, security and cutting-edge wireless technologies. Our goal is to make it easy for our customers to choose Nokia devices for all their business mobility needs."
 
The new business-optimized devices are the first in the industry to support remote device management based on OMA DM* giving the IT manager powerful tools to remotely control and protect corporate data on the device and configure devices via device wipe, device lock or task management, application management and customization, for example. Nokia’s well established competence in network security addresses strict corporate requirements covering information stored on devices, back-office systems and transmitted over networks
 

The Nokia E60: A classic design with unmatched voice features

02_e60_lowres.jpgThe Nokia E60 provides the uncompromised look, comfort and usability of a classically designed mobile phone. Supporting an array of advanced call features from integrated speakerphone and conference calling to voice-aided applications like Push to talk, and IP-based telephony, the Nokia E60 is the best mobile device for active voice communications – in and out of the office. The Nokia E60 offers fast and flexible data connections with WCDMA enabling wide area connections and WLAN offers a cost effective option for local access. Although optimized for one-handed use, its large color screen makes email and calendar entries easy. The Nokia E60 operates in GSM900/1800/1900 and WCDMA2100 networks.
 
The Nokia E61: Built for mobile email
02_e61_lowres.jpgThe Nokia E61 is designed in the familiar style of today’s most popular mobile email devices. Yet it is incredibly slim and packed with powerful new functionality.  A cinch to use with either hand, the device has a four-way joystick and full keyboard combined with a wide 16 million color screen making mobile email easier than ever before. Supporting multiple mobile email clients like BlackBerry Connect, GoodLink, Nokia Business Center, Seven Mobile Mail, Seven Always-On Mail, and Visto Mobile, the Nokia E61 provides seamless and encrypted mobile connectivity.  Full attachment handling (documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDF viewer and ZIP manager) and an editing function (document, spreadsheet and presentation) are included.  The Nokia E61 also includes the same advanced business call features and IP-based telephony functions as the Nokia E60 and Nokia E70.  The Nokia E61 can send and receive emails, even when on a phone call.  The Nokia E61 operates in GSM850/900/1800/1900 and WCDMA2100 networks.
 
The Nokia E70: The all-in-one messaging device
06_e70_lowres.jpgAt first glance, the Nokia E70 looks like a modern smartphone. Open it up and find a full messaging keyboard for fast and easy thumb typing, a generous color screen for viewing emails, plus attachments (document, spreadsheet, presentation, PDF viewer and ZIP manager) and an editing function (document, spreadsheet, presentation) for staying up-to-date with the inbox.  Like the Nokia E60 and Nokia E61, the Nokia E70 supports a common set of applications like advanced voice and email. Nokia will offer two versions of the Nokia E70 – one optimized for mobile networks in Europe and Asia (GSM900/1800/1900/WCDMA 2100) and one optimized for mobile networks in the Americas (GSM850/1800/1900), yet both versions are able to roam in GSM networks across regions.
 
Nokia also offers a comprehensive service portfolio for its business devices and solutions ranging from technical support to implementation, professional services and technical training.  Nokia’s services are available to better serve customers and enable successful end-to-end mobility solutions.
 
A complete list of Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and Nokia E70 features and technical specifications can be found at www.nokia.com/business . For further information about device and solution availability, please contact your local Nokia representative and local network operator.
 
Photos of the Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and Nokia E70 can be found at www.nokia.com. Video B-roll of the Nokia Eseries can be found at www.nokia.com/press/broadcastroom.
 
About Nokia
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.

Palm and Hutch Deliver Highly Acclaimed Treo 650 Smartphone to India

The Treo 650 smartphone provides Hutch customers with increased mobility and a way to simplify their business and personal lives with an all-in-one device,” said Paul Blinkhorn, vice president for Palm Asia Pacific. “Whether it’s reviewing email, viewing a presentation or simply making a conference call, the Treo 650 smartphone lets busy people manage the critical components of their lives while out of the office

MUMBAI, India–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 11, 2005–Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq:PALM) today announced that its award-winning Palm(R) Treo(TM) 650 smartphone is now available on the Hutch network in India.

"The Treo 650 smartphone provides Hutch customers with increased mobility and a way to simplify their business and personal lives with an all-in-one device," said Paul Blinkhorn, vice president for Palm Asia Pacific. "Whether it’s reviewing email, viewing a presentation or simply making a conference call, the Treo 650 smartphone lets busy people manage the critical components of their lives while out of the office."

Naveen Chopra, corporate vice president of Group Marketing at Hutchison Essar, said, "Hutch is committed to bringing its customers value-added services that consistently enhance their service experience and help manage business with optimum efficiency, even while on the move. The Treo 650 smartphone is truly a professional mobile handset that will aid Hutch customers in optimizing our high-end services."

About the Palm Treo 650 Smartphone from Palm, Inc.

Building on the award-winning Treo 600 design, the Treo 650 smartphone from Palm makes it easier than ever for mobile professionals to stay connected. With carrier activation, the Treo 650 combines a compact, full-featured mobile phone with email, an organizer, messaging and web access,(1) allowing users to organize and simplify their business and personal lives all in one place. The Treo 650 offers integrated Bluetooth(R) technology, a higher-resolution screen, multimedia capabilities, a removable battery, non-volatile memory, an improved backlit keyboard, and support for direct corporate email access to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 using VersaMail(R) email software.(2) More information can be found at www.palm.com/Treo650.

About Hutchison Essar

Hutchison Essar, with over 9.2 million mobile users under the Hutch and Orange brands, is one of the most reputable telecom companies in India. Over the years, it has been named the "Most Respected Telecom," the "Best Mobile Service in the country" and the "Most Creative and Most Effective Advertiser of the Year."

(Figures from Cellular Operators Association of India, as of August 2005).

About Palm, Inc.

Palm, Inc., a leader in mobile computing, strives to put the power of computing in people’s hands so they can access and share their most important information. The company’s products for consumers, mobile professionals and businesses include Palm(R) handheld computers, Palm Treo(TM) smartphones, Palm LifeDrive(TM) mobile managers, as well as software, services and accessories.

Palm products are sold through select Internet, retail, reseller and wireless operator channels throughout the world, and at Palm Retail Stores and Palm online stores (http://www.palm.com/store).

More information about Palm, Inc. is available at http://www.palm.com.

(1) Within wireless service coverage area only. Email, messaging and web access requires data services from a mobile service provider at an additional cost.

(2) Requires Exchange Server 2003 and access enabled by IT administrator.

Palm, LifeDrive and Treo are among the trademarks or registered trademarks owned by or licensed to Palm, Inc. All other brand and product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners.

Atari Masterpieces Volume 1 lives on the N-Gage platform

Nokia today announced that it has shipped Atari Masterpieces Volume 1 for the N-Gage platform. This bumper pack includes not just one but eight classic games such as Asteroids, Battlezone, Black Widow, Millipede, Missile Command, Red Baron, Lunar Lander and Super Breakout

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Atari Masterpieces Volume 1 lives on the N-Gage platform

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it has shipped Atari Masterpieces Volume 1 for the N-Gage platform.  This bumper pack includes not just one but eight classic games such as Asteroids, Battlezone, Black Widow, Millipede, Missile Command, Red Baron, Lunar Lander and Super Breakout.
 
Some things are better left untouched and the proof can be found here with original graphics and game play together with a host of tips and tricks. However, gamers can now revisit these old favourites while they are on the move!
 
For those who get their biggest thrill from showing off, gamers can upload their high scores on the N-Gage Arena, and compete worldwide for the title of retro gaming guru.  As an added bonus gamers will also have the opportunity to unlock additional Atari 2600 titles  – 2600 Adventure, 2600 Surround, 2600 Video Chess and 2600 Yar’s Revenge.
 
 "Atari Masterpieces shows how originality can stand the test of time," said Gregg Sauter, Director, Games Publishing, Nokia.  "Nokia has created a worldwide league table within N-Gage Arena so retro gaming enthusiasts now have a forum to tell who is truly the king of the old school."
 
This collection will be followed by Atari Masterpieces Volume 2 next year.
 
About Infogrames Entertainment
Infogrames Entertainment (IESA), the parent company of the Atari Group, is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (ISIN code: FR-0000052573) and has two principal subsidiaries: Atari Europe, a privately-held company, and Atari, Inc., a United States corporation listed on NASDAQ (ATAR).  The Atari Group is a major international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software for all market segments and in all existing game formats (Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony) and on CD-ROM for PC. Its games are sold in more than 60 countries.  The Atari Group’s extensive catalogue of popular games is based on original franchises (Driver, Alone in the Dark, V-Rally, Test Drive, Roller Coaster Tycoon, etc.) and international licenses (Matrix, Dragon Ball Z, Dungeons & Dragons, etc.). For more information: http://www.atari.com
 
About N-Gage
The N-Gage game deck is an innovative mobile device that is creating an entirely new market for the games industry. Built for active gamers, the N-Gage platform is the first mobile and connected game deck to feature online highquality 3D multiplayer game play over Bluetooth wireless technology and GPRS. The N-Gage device also offers unique online games services as well as a comprehensive and growing games catalogue from the leading game publishers.
Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications. Nokia and N-Gage are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nokia Corporation

Nokia to support GSM technology on 450 MHz

Nokia today underlined its interest in GSM technology on the 450 MHz frequency band. Nokia believes that a GSM450 frequency is a viable solution in providing affordable handsets and mobile voice-centered services to new growth areas with a low teledensity.

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Nokia to support GSM technology on 450 MHz frequency band for mobile phones

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today underlined its interest in GSM technology on the 450 MHz frequency band. Nokia believes that a GSM450 frequency is a viable solution in providing affordable handsets and mobile voice-centered services to new growth areas with a low teledensity. For regions licensing a 450 MHz frequency band, GSM technology can provide a cost conscious alternative and thus enable mobile communications for a broad consumer base in very price sensitive markets.
 
"Nokia believes that reducing the total cost of ownership for both affordable handsets and mobile voice services are the key when it comes to reaching the next billion consumers in new growth markets," says Søren Petersen, Senior Vice President, Nokia Mobile Phones. "The GSM450 frequency can provide a way of giving consumers and operators a choice in taking full advantage of the affordability of GSM technology."
 
Nokia previously stated it expects the mobile subscriber base to reach three billion by 2010. This growth will be significantly fueled by markets which currently have a low mobile penetration rate.  With the right combination of mobile phones, network solutions, services and a regulated environment, Nokia envisions a mobile landscape where operators can profitably offer mobile services to a broader range of consumers for as little as USD 5 per month.
 
Nokia GSM handsets, such as the recently introduced Nokia 2652 and the Nokia 1600 (for GSM 900/1800/1900), are very popular in entry markets. Potentially Nokia products could bring the benefits of GSM technology to markets that are planning to license the 450MHz frequency band,
 
About Nokia
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.

Nokia Expands Support for Advanced Smartphone Application Development Companies

the global leader in mobility, today launched an early access support program to further assist companies developing applications for the growing global market for Symbian OS(TM)-based smartphones, including the popular Series 60 Platform.

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Nokia Expands Support for Advanced Smartphone Application Development Companies

New Forum Nokia PRO Symbian Zone Provides Exclusive Access to Technical Resources
 
London, UK/Espoo, Finland  – Nokia (NYSE: NOK), the global leader in mobility, today launched an early access support program to further assist companies developing applications for the growing global market for Symbian OS(TM)-based smartphones, including the popular Series 60 Platform. The new Forum Nokia PRO Symbian Zone, created and managed in cooperation with Symbian, will enable advanced developer companies to have leading edge smartphone technology reference material at their fingertips, helping to rapidly create applications for the next generation of devices.
 
Forum Nokia PRO Symbian Zone joins two other specialized developer offerings launched earlier this year, the Forum Nokia PRO Enterprise Zone and PRO Network Zone. Forum Nokia PRO, Nokia’s fee-based support program that counts more than 400 of the world’s leading development companies as members, will administer the new program through its Americas, EMEA and Asia regional operations.
 
Forum Nokia PRO Symbian Zone members will benefit from reduced development time and costs as a result of close cooperation with Nokia and Symbian. One of the primary advantages of membership is exclusive, early access to regular updates of the latest Symbian OS Library for Application Developers, a newly developed resource containing the most up-to-date Symbian OS API documentation. Beginning today all Forum Nokia PRO Symbian Zone members will have access to:
 
– A comprehensive introduction to the latest Symbian OS release
– System overviews
– C++ API Guide – including overviews by subsystems of all key APIs
– Symbian OS Reference – the definitive source of reference information for all Symbian OS C++ APIs
 
"Series 60 and Series 80 are the fastest growing developer platforms in the Symbian OS-based smartphone market, presenting an enormous opportunity for the community of registered Forum Nokia developers, today more than two million strong," said Lee Epting, vice president in charge of Forum Nokia. "By working with Symbian to offer intensive support to developers, we can help them to take full advantage of this major opportunity, just as next generation Series 60 devices begin to become available to the mid-level market."
 
"The Forum Nokia PRO Symbian Zone is an exclusive opportunity created by Symbian and Nokia for members of the PRO community to gain access to the new Symbian OS Library for Application Developers online. Forum Nokia PRO members can now license this Symbian OS Library – for free – well ahead of its commercial availability in a mobile phone SDK, which can significantly contribute to reducing their time to market," said Bruce Carney, Head of Developer Marketing and Services, Symbian.
 
Access to the Forum Nokia PRO Symbian Zone is free to Forum Nokia PRO member companies who sign a Symbian Affiliate Program license agreement through the Forum Nokia PRO site with Symbian. The PRO Symbian Zone is part of Nokia’s continued commitment to provide relevant, personalized services for PRO member companies.
 
Developers interested in the Forum Nokia PRO program and the new specialized support Zones, can receive complete information and access membership applications by visiting, www.forum.nokia.com/pro.
 
About Nokia
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations. www.nokia.com.
 
About Forum Nokia
Nokia’s global developer program, Forum Nokia connects developers to tools, technical information, support, and distribution channels they can use to build and market applications around the globe. From offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, China, and Singapore, Forum Nokia provides technical and business development support to developers and operators to assist them in achieving their goal of successfully launching applications and services to consumers and enterprises. More information is available at www.forum.nokia.com.
 
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Nokia Introduces Carbide.c++ New Family of Development Tools for Symbian OS

Carbide.c++ delivers developer productivity across entire Symbian ecosystem, leverages open-source Eclipse framework to encourage innovation and improve efficiency

NOKIA PRESS RELEASE October 11, 2005

Nokia Introduces Carbide.c++, New Family of Development Tools for Symbian OS

Carbide.c++ delivers developer productivity across entire Symbian ecosystem, leverages open-source Eclipse framework to encourage innovation and improve efficiency
 
London, UK/Espoo, Finland – Nokia (NYSE: NOK), the global leader in mobility, today launched the next  generation of Symbian OS(TM) development tools, Carbide.c++ , in an initiative designed to rapidly expand the mobile development community working with Symbian OS  (operating system), the global industry-leading operating system for smartphone devices.
 
The new Carbide.c++ unifies Nokia’s developer tools offering, providing a tiered family of products which offer flexibility to developers at all levels and in all segments of the Symbian ecosystem – from professionals needing powerful debugging support for hardware creation to the novice seeking entry-level access to Symbian application development.
 
Carbide.c++, developed in cooperation with Symbian and announced today at The Smartphone Show, is built on Eclipse, the rapidly evolving open-source integrated development environment framework designed to encourage software tool innovation. The new family of Carbide .c++ developer tools launched here today includes:
 
– Carbide.c++ Professional Edition, designed for professional Symbian OS developers who focus on Symbian device development and high performance applications and require early access to next-generation Symbian OS support and technical specifications;
 
– Carbide.c++ Developer Edition, offering a new graphical Rapid Application Development (RAD) tool to ease C++ development for both Series 60 and UIQ mobile platforms, meeting the requirements of advanced-level application developers by providing improved productivity tools for application development and debug on Symbian OS devices; and,
 
– Carbide.c++ Express, an entry-level tool available for download at no cost and designed to invite all programmers to explore Symbian OS, providing a complete set of application development tools needed to target the Series 60 and UIQ SDKs and to build and deploy applications to devices.
 
"Nokia’s new family of Carbide.c++ developer tools offers developers an integrated tool chain for developers of smartphone hardware and advanced mobile applications based on Symbian OS," said Heikki Koivu, Director, Development Tools, Nokia. "With the Carbide tools launch, Nokia underscores its commitment to bring premium development products to the rapidly growing universe of developers working across the entire Symbian ecosystem."
 
Symbian OS is the industry leading standard for open smartphone operating systems. Symbian OS is licensed to all leading handset manufactures including Arima, BenQ, Fujitsu, Panasonic, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Mitsubishi, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Sharp, Siemens and Sony Ericsson. During the first half of 2005, more than 14.5 million devices were sold to more than 200 network operators worldwide. The worldwide installed base of Symbian OS mobile phones exceeds 39 million devices.
 
The new Carbide brand of developer tools provides a single identity for all Nokia’s developer tool offerings. Carbide.c++ is the natural evolution of Nokia’s CodeWarrior for Symbian OS suite of development tools, providing a modern IDE with excellent usability mated to powerful Symbian OS debugging created by Nokia’s Symbian OS development tools team.
 
All CodeWarrior for Symbian OS customers have a clear and consistent migration to Carbide. Advanced developers working with CodeWarrior Personal Edition will migrate to Carbide.c++ Developer Edition. CodeWarrior Professional and OEM Edition developers will easily migrate to Carbide.c++ Professional. Developers working with CodeWarrior OEM Edition’s JTAG debugging will be offered an optional OEM plug-in to the Carbide.c++ Professional Edition, maximizing the flexibility for customers to acquire and configure Carbide tools according to their needs.
 
Carbide.c++ Express is designed to attract new developers to the Symbian OS community via the popular Eclipse IDE bundled with no-cost C++ Symbian OS development tools, lowering many barriers for large numbers of novice developers, students, academics, and evaluators to begin developing on Symbian OS.
 
Nokia’s introduction of Carbide tools provides additional value to its existing tools customers by combining Nokia’s leadership in mobile products and development resources with a new ability to leverage the large developer community that has rapidly congregated around the Eclipse IDE. Nokia has joined the Eclipse foundation as a strategic developer with a commitment that mobile development becomes a core part of the Eclipse promise to software developers.
 
The entry-level Carbide.c++ Express tool will be available for free download in the first quarter of 2006 at Forum Nokia, UIQ, Symbian and Symbian licensee websites. Carbide.c++ Developer Edition will be available in the second quarter of 2006 from Forum Nokia’s webstore for 299€. Schedules for Carbide.c++ Professional Edition and other Carbide products will be announced separately with shipments expected to commence through the second half of 2006.
 
Nokia’s Carbide.c++ Express will be showcased Oct. 11-12 at the Symbian Developer Community booth (#126) on the exhibition floor at The Smartphone Show at London’s ExCeL Centre. Further information on the Carbide family of developer tools can be found online at www.forum.nokia.com/carbide.
 
About Nokia
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations. www.nokia.com .
 
About Forum Nokia
Nokia’s global developer program, Forum Nokia connects developers to tools, technical information, support, and distribution channels they can use to build and market applications around the globe. From offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, China, and Singapore, Forum Nokia provides technical and business development support to developers and operators to assist them in achieving their goal of successfully launching applications and services to consumers and enterprises. More information is available at www.forum.nokia.com .
 
 
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Samsung’s First Symbian OS and Series 60-Based Smartphones Powered By Texas Instruments Wireless Technology

TI’s OMAP(TM) Processor and Bluetooth(R) Technology Drive Symbian OS(TM), Entertainment and Productivity Applications in New Samsung Smartphones

DALLAS, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE:TXN) (TI) today announced that Samsung Electronics has selected technology from TI’s OMAP(TM) platform and Bluetooth(R) solutions for its first Symbian OS(TM) and Series 60-based smartphones, the SGH-D720 and SGH- D730. Available in either clamshell (D730) or slider (D720) designs, the GSM/GPRS smartphones from Samsung are leveraging TI wireless technology to offer a variety of feature-rich entertainment and productivity applications, including RealOne(R) Player and Bluetooth multi-game and music maker. The Symbian OS-based Series 60 platform is the world’s leading platform for smartphones.

"Samsung is committed to combining multimedia functionality and efficient features into small, stylish, and lightweight handsets that mobile consumers will find very attractive," said Dohwan Choi, senior vice president of Samsung’s Product Planning Team. "Adopting TI’s OMAP processor and Bluetooth technologies will help Samsung in meeting this commitment."

The global smartphone market is currently experiencing rapid growth, with total shipments of Symbian OS smartphones in H1 2005 reaching the 14.5 million mark, up 191% from H1 2004 (source: Symbian Internal Data). "Combined together, the Series 60 Platform, TI’s OMAP platform and multimedia software, and Symbian OS form a powerful base for Samsung’s SGH-D720 and SGH-D730 handsets, and further prove continued adoption of the Series 60 Platform," said Matti Vanska, Nokia’s director of Mobile Software Sales and Marketing.

TI’s OMAP1610 application processor runs Symbian OS for the new Samsung smartphones and powers a full range of features and applications, including a 1.3 megapixel camera with zoom, built-in flash, and camcorder functionality; MP3 Player; and Series 60 applications such as e-mail and synchronization via Bluetooth or SyncML. As part of the comprehensive OMAP platform offering, TI’s robust Symbian board support software allows Samsung to focus its valuable development resources on product differentiation, while reducing the time required to bring smartphones to market. TI’s power-efficient BRF6150 Bluetooth single-chip solution, which is based on TI’s innovative DRP(TM) process technology, seamlessly interfaces to the OMAP platform and provides voice and data connectivity to the new Samsung smartphones.

"We are very pleased that Samsung is tapping into the strength of TI’s robust portfolio of wireless solutions, including its industry-leading OMAP platform, to deliver multimedia-rich sleek handsets to consumers around the globe," said Alain Mutricy, TI’s vice president and general manager of Cellular Systems for its Wireless Terminals Business Unit. "TI has a long- standing relationship with Symbian, and has become the leading supplier of application processors for Symbian OS-based smartphones. TI was also among the first semiconductor companies to work with Nokia Series 60 and is excited to contribute this expertise to Samsung as it launches its first Symbian OS and Series-60 based smartphones."

"Symbian welcomes the launch of Samsung’s latest Symbian OS phones that exploit the advantages of TI’s OMAP platform," said Jorgen Behrens, vice president of Product Management and Strategy for Symbian Ltd. "Using Symbian OS, these exciting, compact and light Samsung phones are ideally designed to meet the needs of both business and consumer markets. Symbian is working with companies such as Samsung and TI to enable rapid development and faster time- to-market for feature-rich smartphones based on the robust, industry-standard Symbian OS."

Samsung’s new clamshell handset, the SGH-D730, soon to be followed by the slider version, the SGH-D720, is available today in Germany followed by further roll-out throughout Europe later this year.

Texas Instruments – Making Wireless
TI is the leading manufacturer of wireless semiconductors, delivering the heart of today’s wireless technology and building solutions for tomorrow. TI provides a breadth of silicon and software and 15 years of wireless systems expertise that spans handsets and base stations for all communications standards, wireless LAN, Bluetooth and Ultra Wideband. TI offers custom to turn-key solutions, including complete chipsets and reference designs, OMAP(TM) application processors, as well as core digital signal processor and analog technologies built on advanced semiconductor processes. Please visit http://www.ti.com/wirelesspressroom for additional information.

About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers’ real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company’s businesses include Sensors & Controls, and Educational & Productivity Solutions. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries.

Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TXN. More information is located on the World Wide Web at http://www.ti.com/ .

Nokia to License Quickoffice for Its Series 60 Platform

Quickoffice to Become Part of Series 60 Platform Offering, Enabling Microsoft(R) Office Capabilities for All Series 60-Based Smartphones

DALLAS, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ — Quickoffice, Inc., today announced a
licensing agreement with Nokia that will include Quickoffice — the award-
winning Series 60 office software suite — on the Series 60 Platform offering,
providing users of Series 60 smartphones with easy and fast access to their
native Microsoft(R)Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files.
Nokia’s Series 60 Platform is the world’s leading smartphone platform,
utilized by many of the leading mobile phone manufacturers worldwide. The
combination of the Series 60 functionality with the Quickoffice software will
offer business professionals worldwide the ability to open, view, edit and
even print Office documents, such as contracts, business plans, or sales
presentations, directly from their Series 60 smartphone.
"We are committed to providing users of smartphones with the best
available software innovations as part of our platform offering," said Matti
Vanska, Director, Mobile Software Sales and Marketing, Nokia. "The
Quickoffice software suite, with its leadership and innovation, meets these
criteria."
"As a long-term Nokia Forum PRO member, we have enjoyed a close business
relationship and we are pleased that now Nokia has chosen Quickoffice to be
included on the Series 60 platform," said Barry Cottle, CEO of Quickoffice,
Inc. "As a leading global software product for the mobile business
professional, Quickoffice is a great complement to Series 60 Platform in
meeting the needs of the mobile professional."
The multiple award-winning Quickoffice Premier(TM) is the company’s
flagship smartphone software product. It is the leading portable computing
solution for mobile device users supporting native Microsoft(R) Office
formatted files. Quickoffice Premier, with its unique native technology,
enables the next generation of mobile productivity allowing users to view,
edit, print and even present documents directly from their smartphone. The
software design also includes the ability for End-users to receive future
value-added applications to meet the evolving needs in the market.
The Series 60 Platform, built on the Symbian OS, is the world’s leading
smartphone platform, with millions of devices in the market ready for the
deployment of quality mobile applications. It is licensed by some of the
foremost mobile phone manufacturers including Lenovo, LG Electronics, Nokia,
Panasonic, Samsung, and Siemens. The flexibility of Series 60 Platform allows
for various hardware designs and software configurations. This is
demonstrated through the multitude of Series 60-based phones currently
available. Through its award-winning user interface, extensive support for
new mobile services, and the innovation potential for solutions, Series 60
Platform provides an open and scalable business opportunity to mobile
operators and third-party developers. More information on Series 60 is
available at http://www.series60.com .

About Quickoffice
Quickoffice is the world leader in providing mobile office document
software for smartphones, allowing users to open, view and edit Microsoft
Office files with complete document data integrity. The company’s flagship
product, Quickoffice Premier, continues to receive awards and recognition from
industry analysts, the media and users alike. Quickoffice has been thoroughly
tested by the rigorous quality standards of leading mobile phone manufacturers
and ships through major carriers such as Vodafone(R), Orange(R), China
Mobile(R), Cingular(R) and many more. Fully localized in 36 languages, and
shipping worldwide as a built-in solution on a multitude of smartphones,
Quickoffice has been a top-selling mobile office application since its market
introduction. Privately held, Quickoffice is based in Dallas, Texas.
More information at: http://www.quickoffice.com

Quickoffice is a trademark of Quickoffice, Inc. All other trademarks are
property of their respective holders.

SOURCE Quickoffice, Inc.
Web Site: http://www.quickoffice.com http://www.series60.com